Category Archives: Latest News

Major Wifi Security Vulnerability Revealed – CVE-2017-13077 WPA2 KRAK

thezootsewt/ October 16, 2017/ Cyber Defense, Latest News/ 0 comments

Get your patch kits ready.  The details of a major security vulnerability were released today that could undermine wifi security as we know it.  The KRAK attack (Key Reinstallation Attack) utilizes a weakness in the WPA-2 protocol to recover the key used to encrypt traffic between a client and an access point.  The result, scary to say the least, is

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4 Steps to Securing your Gmail Account

thezootsewt/ January 14, 2017/ Cyber Defense, Latest News/ 0 comments

  “I have a 5pm deadline and I can’t get the document I need from Gmail because I’m locked out!”  Sound like a familiar scenario?  Being unable to access your Gmail is likely to cause your work to come to a crawl or a complete stop in some cases.   So how do you help ensure that your Gmail stays

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Adobe Flash Player Vulnerable to Attack – Again

thezootsewt/ November 15, 2016/ Cyber Defense, Latest News/ 0 comments

Quiz – what’s the one plugin that your web browser probably uses that most cyber security professionals would like to see disappear from the face of the earth?  If you answered Adobe Flash player, you are right!  For years flash player provided important functionality that standard HTML based web browsers could not.  With the advent of HTML5, that started to change.

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3% of All Websites Vulnerable to Hacking Due to Joomla Bug – Patch Available CVE-2016-8869

thezootsewt/ October 28, 2016/ Cyber Defense, Latest News/ 0 comments

Maintainers of the Content Management System (CMS) Joomla announced that two major security vulnerabilities exist in the Joomla software (CVE-2016-8869).  The vulnerabilities allow an attacker to gain privileged access to any site that uses Joomla as the backend system.  The attacker could then take a number of malicious actions against the site (i.e. vandalism/site shutdown) and the data stored on the

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